The situation in Gaza remained peaceful in the first 12 hours since a long-term cease-fire officially went into effect at 7 p.m. local time on Tuesday. However, as both sides begin to take stock, it seems little was gained in the 50-day conflict, and much of the deal has yet to be hashed out. Ultimately, the war left 64 Israeli soldiers and six civilians dead, and killed 2,139 Palestinians, including 490 children.
Israel said it succeeded in severely weakening Hamas and destroying the group's tunnels across its border, but the mood there remained fairly somber after the deal was announced. Meanwhile, Hamas declared victory and people filled the streets to celebrate. "We have mixed feelings," Gaza teacher Ahmed Awf told Reuters as he headed to the festivities holding his 2-year-old son. "We are in pain for the losses but we are also proud we fought this war alone and we were not broken."